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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16697–16703

Laser action in Tb(OH)3/SiO2 photonic crystals

H. Y. Lin, H. K. Fu, C. L. Cheng, Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Lin, Y. Hung, and C. Y. Mou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16697-16703 (2008)

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Photonic crystals of Tb(OH)3/SiO2 core/shell nanospheres with different periodicities were used as a resonant cavity to explore laser action. By changing the particle size, the optical stop band of the photonic crystals can be tuned to coincide with the multiple emission bands of terbium ions. An overlap of the stop band on the multiple emissions of the active materials embedded inside the photonic crystals offered a good chance for resonance. Lasing emissions arising from terbium ions occurred near the band edge of the PCs were demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2008
Published: October 6, 2008

H. Y. Lin, H. K. Fu, C. L. Cheng, Y. F. Chen, Y. S. Lin, Y. Hung, and C. Y. Mou, "Laser action in Tb(OH)3/SiO2 photonic crystals," Opt. Express 16, 16697-16703 (2008)

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